Working with medical tourniquets in the air, on pads, and bags is a great way to increase punch power, which may even be more effective than fist push-ups.
Important: The bones of the hands should be sufficiently padded to avoid damaging the skin when working on a bag.
Let's start with what kind of tourniquets we're talking about - regular medical tourniquets, two of them. I originally wanted to buy the thin, hollow ones that could be braided into a braid if you take 4-8 of them right away. But the pharmacy only had regular, wide ones. Here's what it looks like:
Next, insert one end of the pair into your hand:
Then grip the end of the tourniquet in your fist. Then wrap it around the opposite side of the tourniquet around the forearm:
Then thread the tourniquet behind your back and also "wind" it around the second arm, holding the second end of the tourniquet in the other hand:
Now you can start practicing strikes:
So, you can start by practicing strikes in the air. When intensively practicing strikes with tourniquets, at first, it will be difficult to hold out even one minute. Working with tourniquets is good from time to time and will not let you stagnate in one place.
The main thing is not to forget the following:
- Warm-up is essential
- If you can't "wrap" the tourniquets around your arms yourself, ask someone else to help you.
- If you are a beginner, do not wrap the tourniquets around your forearms to reduce the load.
- It's better not to overtrain than to overtrain (health is the most important thing).
Do 3-4 sets, for example, 60 seconds of shadow boxing per set. Calculate the optimal load for yourself based on your well-being. For example, you can work on pads with two punches, 50 sets per set, and do 3 sets. Working on a bag or wall pad with tourniquets is also very effective, and you don't need a partner for this. But you have to be careful when hitting, as you are hitting with an open fist. So if your hands are not padded enough, be careful.